Vocabulary 14

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alacrity

syn: promptness, willingness, dispatch, celerity
a cheerful ereadiness; brisk and eager action

alleviate

syn:lessen, lighten, allay, mitigate, assuage
to relieve, make more bearable

antithesis

syn:contrary, antipode
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

appall

syn: shock, stun, stupefy, horrify
to fill with dismay or horror

bellicose

syn: aggressive, combative, belligerent
warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome

disparage

syn: degrade, decry, run down, underrate
to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue

dissonant

syn: grating, strident, unmelodious, irreconcilable
not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds

droll

syn: comical, humorous, whimsical, zany
amusingly odd

edict

syn: command, decree, proclamation
an order issued by someone in authority

elucidate

syn: interpret, expound, explicate
to clarify, explain

laud

syn: hail, extol, glorify, exalt
to praise

loll

syn: loaf, loiter, sag, dangle
to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop

loquacious

syn: gossipy, voluble, garrulous, long-winded
talkative, wordy; fond of talking

magnanimous

syn: unselfish, charitable, noble, bighearted
generous in forgiving, above small meanness

mandatory

syn: compulsory, requisite, imperative
required,obligatory

nondescript

syn: plain, unremarkable, unimpressive
ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified

phlegmatic

syn: lethargic, indolent, torpid, stolid, impassive
slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional

rescind

syn: withdraw, revoke, retract, annul, abrogate
to repeal, cancel

vivacious

syn: spirited, animated, ebullient
lively, sprightly, full of energy

whet

syn: hone, excite, stimulate
to sharpen, put an edge on ; to make keen or eager

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